Sheffield school remembers fallen war hero

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A Sheffield school paid tribute to a fallen soldier and one of its former students on Armistice Day.

Staff, governors and ex-pupils from King Edwards VII School in Broomhill laid a stone in memory of Robert Griffin who died in the Falklands war at a war memorial in the grounds. His family were also present.

The Royal Marine was 32 when he was killed after the landing craft he was in was hit by a bomb dropped by enemy aircraft and sank in deep water. His body was never recovered.

John Parr, school governor and president of the Old Edwardians Society, said: “The school has a huge tradition over hundreds of years of remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom.”

He added: “It is important for the school and pupils to realise what former students have done for them, even from thousands of miles away for people they have never met.